Actor Randy Quaid jokes with media while riding in elevator up to Immigration Court prior to a hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia October 28, 2010
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OTTAWA - Actor Randy Quaid will not be relocating to Canada.
A government official confirmed Saturday that Quaid's application for permanent residency here was denied. Quaid can still appeal to the federal court.
The actor, known for portraying odd-ball characters, seems to be starring in a similar role in this saga.
Quaid and his wife have been hiding out in Vancouver, avoiding travel to the U.S. where he is wanted after causing more than $5,000 damage to a rented home in California.
Quaid was seeking permanent residency here to shelter himself from "Hollywood star whackers" who he has been quoted as saying are out to get him.
American media have reported that while the U.S. government declined to seek his extradition from Canada, U.S. law enforcement say Quaid will be arrested when and if he returns home.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada does not comment on individual cases for privacy reasons.